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Dermot is a popular TV presenter and journalist currently presenting for Sky News. He has previously fronted  BBC Breakfast, ITV lunchtime and evening news bulletins in addition to Channel 4 News and anchoring Channel 4 Daily. Away from current affairs, other presenting credits include such programmes as; Treasure Hunt, Absolute Power, Crimes that Shook Britain, Murnaghan and the popular quiz show Eggheads.


Award-winning Dermot Murnaghan is best known as one of Sky's main news anchors on such programmes as Sky News with Dermot Murnaghan and as former Sky Sunday morning political programme, Murnaghan.

He is also famed as presenter of the highly rated quiz show Eggheads for BBC2 and which has led to him hosting the spin-off shows Celebrity Eggheads and Are You An Egghead? 

Before joining Sky TV he presented BBC Breakfast for five years during which time he shared the famous sofa with Natasha Kaplinsky and Sian Williams. While at the BBC he also presented Treasure Hunt for BBC 2 and The State We're In, a satirical news programme for BBC3.

Prior to this he fronted ITV’s Lunchtime, Nightly and Evening news bulletins for 11 years, was a key part of the presentation team on General Election nights, reported from war zones and in 1997 Dermot broke the news to the nation about the sudden death of Diana, Princess of Wales. 

In 2000, his work at ITN was recognised when Dermot won the prestigious Newscaster of the Year Award from the Television & Radio Industries Club (TRIC). He also won the 1999 Royal Television Society’s Interviewer of The Year Award for his interview with Peter Mandelson, which resulted in the MP’s resignation from the Cabinet.

Before joining ITN's Lunchtime News, Dermot regularly presented Channel 4 News in addition to fronting such programmes as The Big Story, The business Programme and Channel 4 Daily.

Other credits include; Absolute Power, Crimes that Shook Britain and The State We’re In.

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